We reported earlier on the bombshell story that John Kerry allegedly told Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about 200 Israeli covert operations, according to Zarif.
While the New York Times did include the information in their story about Zarif’s leaked audiotape and the fact that the Revolutionary Guard really ran the country, they buried that part about Kerry way down in the story and only gave one sentence to it. Normally, one would think that would be the lede, at least to American readers. The Washington Post, while writing about the tape, didn’t include the Kerry part at all.
Folks on the right are calling for action on Kerry. Some called for his clearance to be pulled and/or said he should resign. Others, including former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, said that because Kerry now works for the Biden regime as a special envoy, Joe Biden needed to answer for Kerry’s actions and explain what was going on here.
Today, during Jen Psaki’s press briefing, Philip Wegmann of Real Clear News got in a couple of pretty good questions. One was on the Wuhan coronavirus and why Biden was skipping out on the weekly calls the governors had been having on dealing with COVID, how he hasn’t even been on one. By contrast, Vice President Mike Pence, as the head of the task force, was on 39 out of 40 calls and President Donald Trump was on 8 of them. But Joe Biden is among the missing.
But Wegmann was also able to get in a question on the audiotape and John Kerry, as well. Wegmann said Kerry is still representing the United States under the Biden regime. Wegmann asked if Biden had any reaction to this news report. Psaki’s response: No way are we “circling back” to this one.
"We're not going to comment on leaked tapes," says @PressSec when asked about audio from the New York Times of John Kerry telling the Iranian Foreign Minister about Israeli covert military actions in Syria. pic.twitter.com/EKSBTodjYT
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 26, 2021
Psaki said they refused to respond to a “leaked audio.” So they’re just going to ignore it and hope no one notices? This may be one of their lamest responses yet.
That’s not going to work, Republicans are already all over it, with even more weighing in and calling for action.
According to the Free Beacon, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Before we cut a deal with Iran that reduces Americans’ security, it would be good to know what the arrangement, if any, may have been between these two leaders.” “John Kerry must resign immediately,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “We need to know the extent of John Kerry’s duplicity, and we need to find out if other members of the Biden-Obama administration secretly shared confidential information with Iran,” Banks said. “These are urgent national security questions.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) called it “concerning” and said that he wanted to question Kerry in a closed hearing. Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said there needed to be an immediate investigation: “If John Kerry shared our nation’s intelligence with Iran and endangered Israel in any way, I promise he will be held to account.”